Sunday, May 29, 2005

Quelle night!”

The Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961 (George Axelrod, screenwriter, from the novel by Truman Capote; Blake Edwards, dir.)
Who says it: Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a young woman adrift in New York
The context: Holly’s cocktail party gets a little too exciting.
How to use it: At the end of a long evening.

Today's quote celebrates the birthday of Meredith McLaughlin Driscoll -- happy birthday, Mere, and may the mean reds never get you. Last year a group of us rented a house in Palm Springs for the long weekend/Meredith's birthday, and the photos that document that weekend should probably be stashed in a vault somewhere.

Here at my parents' house, we're having a cookout this afternoon, but before that, we're making an excursion out to the Oceanfront. Today is also the second day of the Pungo Strawberry Festival, but I doubt we'll make it out that far. When I was in school, Pungo -- the far southern part of Virginia Beach -- was nothing but farmland, and considered the worst kind of Hicksville. Now it's some of the most expensive real estate in Virginia. I don't know whether to call that progress.

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